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CNNMoney: Stocks end mixed as euro debt fears returnupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 17:12:00

U.S. stocks closed mixed Thursday, with the broader market falling for a third day, amid renewed worries about the debt crisis in Europe.

CNNMoney: Stocks rebound, end mixedupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 16:54:00

U.S. stocks recovered from earlier losses late Tuesday to closed mixed amid an uncertain situation in Greece, where political leaders are scrambling to secure a second bailout and avoid a default.

CNNMoney: Consumers holding back, especially on carsupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 10:22:00

Retail sales rose in January, but were dragged down by an unexpected decline in auto sales, according to government data released Tuesday.

Spending falls on Europe's high streetsupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 14:55:00

While sales drop in Europe's high streets, the luxury market is thriving. CNN's Juliet Mann investigates.

Luxury goods stay on trend updated: Thu Jan 19 2012 14:55:00

Retail sales may have fallen in Europe over the last year but the continent's top luxury brands are keeping the cash registers ringing.

CNNMoney: Up next for Target: Apple, more designer brandsupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 19:00:00

Hoping to offset a disappointing holiday season, Target is relying on some tried and true designer partnerships to bring more of its core customers through the doors and testing the waters with cult favorite Apple, in an effort to attract new ones.

CNNMoney: Shoppers pulled back at the holidaysupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 10:16:00

Consumers pulled back on their spending in December despite the holiday shopping season, according to a government report released Thursday.

CNNMoney: Retailers see 11th-hour surge in holiday salesupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 15:33:00

It may not be over yet, but retailers are breathing a sigh of relief and celebrating a successful holiday season, thanks to a last-minute surge in sales.

CNNMoney: Growth even weaker than fearedupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 10:40:00

The U.S. economy was weaker than previously thought in the third quarter, according to a government report, although economists are expecting stronger growth in the final three months of the year.

CNNMoney: Holiday returns to hit record $46 billionupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 14:08:00

The holidays aren't even over yet and shoppers are racking up returns already.

CNNMoney: Best Buy's results serve as a holiday warningupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 13:37:00

Electronics retailer Best Buy reported a large drop in quarterly earnings Tuesday, as weak sales in the months leading up to Thanksgiving cast a shadow on the all-important holiday season.

CNNMoney: Shoppers slow downupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 09:36:00

Consumers slowed the pace of their shopping in November, but that might not bode ill for the entire holiday season.

CNNMoney: Record Black Friday sales? Don't get too excitedupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 14:11:00

Even though shoppers showed up in droves and spent a record amount of money over Black Friday weekend, it's still too early to tell whether that holiday sales momentum will continue through Christmas.

CNNMoney: Consumers feeling rosier about the economyupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 14:01:00

Americans seem to be feeling better about the economy going into the holiday season.

CNNMoney: Black Friday surge won't change ho-hum outlookupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 14:16:00

The holiday shopping season reportedly got off to a strong start this past weekend. But don't expect to find a thriving U.S. economy under the Christmas tree this year.

CNNMoney: Black Friday weekend: Record $52.4 billion spentupdated: Sun Nov 27 2011 19:07:00

Earlier than ever store openings and steep discounts helped retailers notch record sales this Black Friday weekend, according to early reports.

CNNMoney: Black Friday sales hit record, says reportupdated: Sat Nov 26 2011 19:13:00

Preliminary reports for Black Friday indicate that retailers may have seen their strongest sales ever during the all-important kick-off to the holiday shopping season.

CNNMoney: Black Friday: Stores could see record number of shoppersupdated: Fri Nov 25 2011 03:07:00

Despite some backlash against early store openings on Thanksgiving Day, retailers could see a record number of shoppers as Black Friday 2011 got underway.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart sees a happy holiday aheadupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 12:03:00

Wal-Mart's same-store sales crept up in recent months, reversing last year's losses and trumping expectations, prompting the world's largest retailer to provide a sunny forecast for the holidays.

CNNMoney: Retail sales: Consumers still spendingupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 09:56:00

Consumers kept hitting the stores in October, despite economic headwinds and uncertainty that many economists had feared would keep them from spending.

CNNMoney: Toys 'R' Us expands layaway program ahead of holidaysupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 14:40:00

To help families who are struggling to buy gifts this upcoming holiday season, Toys "R" Us announced Tuesday it is extending its layaway program beyond big-ticket items to include most toys in its stores.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart U.S. store sales still hurtingupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 12:24:00

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. suffered a ninth straight drop in its U.S. store sales last quarter, even as it reported earnings and sales in the period that were higher from a year earlier.

CNNMoney: Shoppers keep economy rollingupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 11:30:00

Americans boosted their shopping in July, allaying -- for now -- fears of a consumer slowdown that might stall the economy.

CNNMoney: Retail sales rise 0.5%updated: Thu May 12 2011 10:01:00

Retail sales rose in April for the ninth month in a row, helped by higher prices for gasoline and food, the government said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Retail sales get Easter shopping boostupdated: Thu May 05 2011 10:14:00

Retailers booked another strong month of sales in April, thanks to a rush of Easter shopping.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart lost shoppers during the holidaysupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 10:40:00

Despite aggressive price-slashing, free shipping and other gimmicks, Wal-Mart lost shoppers during the critical Christmas shopping period, resulting in a same-store sales decline in its fourth quarter.

CNNMoney: Store sales slow in Januaryupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 10:24:00

Retailers logged slight increases in store sales last month as consumers primarily focused on paying for grocery and gasoline purchases, the government reported Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Consumer rebound: No 'sugar rush' - it's 'protein'updated: Wed Jan 26 2011 05:31:00

American consumers are finally opening their wallets again, according to an exclusive CNNMoney survey, raising hopes that the long-suffering economy could get a boost.

CNNMoney: Best holiday shopping gain in 6 yearsupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 15:39:00

Retail sales in the 2010 holiday season showed the biggest percentage gain in six years, an industry group said Friday, while a separate government report showed a December sales increase on strength in e-commerce.

CNNMoney: Holiday store sales chilledupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 10:28:00

Holiday sales lost speed in December after a strong surge in the prior month, with many store chains reporting softer-than-expected monthly results Thursday.

CNNMoney: Holiday's winners and losersupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 05:48:00

As the curtain lifts on 2011, the nation's retailers are celebrating one of the most robust holiday sales periods that they've had in years.

CNNMoney: $1 billion: Blizzard's cost to retailersupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 12:22:00

Retailers may have lost $1 billion of crucial post-Christmas sales because of the blizzard that struck over the holiday weekend, according to a report Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Stocks end the day mixedupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 16:43:00

U.S. stocks ended the day mixed Tuesday as investors mulled a disappointing report on consumer confidence and ongoing weakness in the housing market.

CNNMoney: Blizzard freezes crucial post-Christmas salesupdated: Mon Dec 27 2010 11:46:00

The blizzard that walloped the U.S. East Coast over the holiday weekend struck retailers at a pivotal time, burying their crucial post-Christmas sales under a heavy blanket of snow.

CNNMoney: Americans earn more - but save lessupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 11:39:00

Just in time for the holiday shopping season: Americans earned and spent more money in November than they did during the previous month. They also saved less.

CNNMoney: No holiday cheer for Best Buy. Stock plunges.updated: Tue Dec 14 2010 13:27:00

Best Buy's stock plunged on Tuesday after the retailer reported sales and earnings for the quarter which includes Black Friday that missed Wall Street's estimates. The company also lowered its guidance.

CNNMoney: Strong kickoff to holiday shopping seasonupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 12:20:00

Retail sales were solidly higher in November, the government reported Tuesday, fueled in part by deep discounting on holiday merchandise.

CNNMoney: Stocks set for muted openupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 09:13:00

U.S. stocks were set to open almost flat Tuesday amid of a slew of economic data, and as investors continue to await resolution on a tax cut deal in Washington.

CNNMoney: Gift cards could get the cold shoulder this yearupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 05:46:00

Gift cards seem to have lost their status as the perennial favorite of procrastinators this year as shoppers are showing a preference to give traditional gifts, and even cash.

CNNMoney: Stocks extend rally on retail cheerupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 17:26:00

U.S. stocks rallied 1% Thursday, building on the previous session's big gains, as investors cheered strong retail sales and welcomed the European Central Bank's plan to extend liquidity measures.

CNNMoney: Hot deals juice up retailers' holiday salesupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 10:37:00

A full month of deals, capped off by extra-deep Black Friday discounts, gave a boost to retailers' store sales in November in a solid kickoff to the holiday season.

CNNMoney: Black Friday: More shoppers, modest salesupdated: Sun Nov 28 2010 20:18:00

Preliminary reports of sales on Black Friday weekend are coming in.

CNNMoney: Investors hope for a Black Friday bounceupdated: Sun Nov 28 2010 08:14:00

Black Friday, the first major shopping day of the holiday retail period, has come and gone.

CNNMoney: Black Friday 2010: Slashing prices like crazyupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 15:46:00

After two-years of belt tightening, consumers are feeling the urge to splurge on this year's hottest holiday deals. Retailers eager to lure shoppers in are slashing prices -- even before Black Friday.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart earns $3.4 billion, raises forecastupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 08:44:00

Wal-Mart Stores posted third-quarter profit of $3.4 billion and raised its full-year guidance Tuesday, in a closely watched report that could shed some light on consumer spending.

CNNMoney: Stock rally bites the dustupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 18:35:00

After posting gains nearly all day, U.S. stocks tumbled at the session's close Monday, as investors remain jittery during a week with a full economic calendar.

CNNMoney: Retail sales jump 1.2% in Octoberupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 09:46:00

Retail sales rose for a fourth straight month in October, the government reported Monday, signaling that consumers are keeping their wallets open as the holiday shopping period approaches.

CNNMoney: Stocks set for slight gainsupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 09:04:00

U.S. stocks were set for slight gains Monday as investors digested two economic reports: one showed strength in retail sales, but optimism was muted by a dismal manufacturing report.

Ready, set, go: Some holiday shoppers get a head startupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 10:25:00

'Twas three months before Christmas and Becky Gaar was on the hunt for a Disney Princess Magic Rise Oven for her 6-year-old granddaughter.

Paper or plastic this holiday?updated: Tue Nov 09 2010 10:25:00

Don't be one of the millions still paying for Christmas next year. Christine Romans on how you should pay this holiday.

CNNMoney: Stores strong ahead of the holidaysupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 11:14:00

Retailers reported strong sales results for October on Thursday despite the still-struggling economy.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart's holiday wish: Better salesupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 13:29:00

Wal-Mart's CEO told analysts Wednesday that although the world's largest retailer has been losing sales to its competitors this year, he expects sales to improve in the critical holiday shopping season.

CNNMoney: Shopper resurgence gains strengthupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 13:42:00

Retail sales rose in September, the government reported Friday, fueling hopes that momentum will translate into a robust holiday shopping season for retailers.

CNNMoney: Economists lower already bearish outlookupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 12:47:00

The recovery is sputtering and the outlook for the rest of the year isn't looking much brighter, according to a new survey of leading economists.

CNNMoney: September store sales top expectationsupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 11:28:00

Retailers on Thursday reported strong sales results for September, as shoppers loaded up on discounted items amid the still-struggling economy.

CNNMoney: Holiday sales outlook hinges on bargainsupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 07:39:00

As the holidays approach, consumers are getting back in the buying mood, but only if the price is right.

CNNMoney: Retailers to boost holiday temp jobsupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 11:53:00

Keeping your fingers crossed for a temp job during the holiday shopping rush?

CNNMoney: Retail: Not out of the woods yetupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 13:59:00

The road to economic recovery is still rocky, but American consumers are slowly starting to spend again.

CNNMoney: Back to school sales get an Aupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 10:33:00

Retailers reported surprisingly strong August same-store sales as many consumers braved scorching summer temperatures to bag juicy discounts on school-related products.

CNNMoney: Retail sales rebound in Julyupdated: Fri Aug 13 2010 10:17:00

After two months of declines, retail sales rebounded in July, the government said Friday.

CNNMoney: Stocks end lower as jobs report loomsupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 17:37:00

Stocks ended a listless session modestly lower Thursday as investors focused on the job market amid signs of a sluggish economic recovery.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart sales rise to $99.1 billionupdated: Tue May 18 2010 11:08:00

Wal-Mart reported record first-quarter sales and profits Tuesday that beat analyst expectations. Shares of the world's largest retailer rose more than 2% on the news.

CNNMoney: Shoppers slow down in Aprilupdated: Thu May 06 2010 10:31:00

Retail sales posted the eighth straight monthly gain in April, but increases were weak after March's data posted the biggest jump on record.

CNNMoney: Retail sales surge in Marchupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 09:32:00

Retail sales soared in March, the government said Wednesday, in the latest sign of improving consumer confidence.

CNNMoney: Bet on the consumer to lead the recoveryupdated: Tue Mar 23 2010 12:37:00

For those who expect a brutal jobs market and a nervous consumer to threaten the economic recovery this year, a rally in the retail sector is a surprising bright spot.

CNNMoney: Dow positive for 2010updated: Thu Mar 04 2010 18:21:00

Stocks ended a volatile session higher Thursday as investors welcomed improved retail sales and a report showing that the pace of job losses is slowing, ahead of Friday's big government employment report.

CNNMoney: Americans spend more in Februaryupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 14:57:00

Many of the nation's top retail chains reported much stronger-than-expected February sales Thursday, furthering hopes that U.S. consumers are starting to loosen their purse strings.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart suffers sales decline in key quarterupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 12:17:00

Wal-Mart Stores posted a quarterly profit Thursday that beat Wall Street's expectations, but the retailer's store sales dropped during the period that included the all-important year-end holiday sales.

CNNMoney: The burger and beverage recessionupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 12:37:00

Want more proof that the U.S. economy is still in a fragile state? Consider this. People are still holding back on buying burgers, soda and beer. So much for fast food, soft drinks and booze being recession-proof.

CNNMoney: Retail sales take a fall in Decemberupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 11:24:00

Retail sales fell in December, the government reported Thursday, putting a damper on hopes that the holiday shopping season would boost figures.

CNNMoney: A gift for nation's stores: Holiday sales gainupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 10:48:00

The nation's merchants scored a surprising increase in their crucial year-end holiday sales, countering expectations of a decline, according to an industry report issued Thursday.

CNNMoney: Stocks rally into earnings seasonupdated: Sun Jan 10 2010 07:39:00

A worse-than-expected December jobs report last week couldn't derail the economic optimism that's been fueling stock gains for months. But the weeks ahead could prove challenging, as the quarterly reporting period gets underway.

CNNMoney: Stores bag best sales in almost 2 yearsupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 10:46:00

After a very long and painful wait for retailers, shoppers finally came through in the last month of the year to lift crucial holiday store sales.

CNNMoney: Shoppers make a holiday comebackupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 12:00:00

An initial report on the holiday shopping season issued Monday showed a solid year-over-year gain, both in stores and online.

CNNMoney: Stocks hit new highsupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 18:32:00

Stocks ended a choppy session higher Monday, with the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq managing fresh 2009 highs on some optimism about a recovery in retail sales and gains in select sectors.

CNNMoney: More registers ringing this holiday seasonupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 14:10:00

Shoppers may have boosted retailers with slightly better sales this year. But only when compared to a disastrous 2008. And that's no guarantee that consumers' shop 'til you drop mentality is back.

CNNMoney: Black Friday fails to boost storesupdated: Thu Dec 03 2009 10:09:00

Retailers placed a lot of hope on the Thanksgiving weekend gift buying this year, but merchants failed to get the big sales boost they were seeking.

CNNMoney: Eye on the consumerupdated: Sun Nov 29 2009 13:37:00

Wall Streeters returning Monday after an almost five-day holiday weekend better be well rested: the week ahead brings an onslaught of reports on retailers, consumer spending and the jobs market.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart's Black Friday: Frenzied, not much dramaupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 14:41:00

They came by truck, by van and even by taxi.

Let battle for holiday gadget shoppers beginupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 10:38:00

For the past few years, holiday cheer has been in short supply for electronics retail chains.

Fortune: Mixed forecasts for holiday spendingupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 11:25:00

The stock market is up. Consumer confidence is down. Unemployment is way up. Gas prices are down.

CNNMoney: Retail sales surgeupdated: Mon Nov 16 2009 09:42:00

Retail sales in October rose more than analysts expected, the government reported Monday.

CNNMoney: Wall Street: All eyes on the consumerupdated: Sun Nov 15 2009 08:14:00

Investors will brace for a spate of economic reports this week with their fingers crossed that there is more good news than bad since that will set the tone for the remaining seven weeks of the year.

CNNMoney: For retailers, Xmas is only kind of blueupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 12:35:00

Welcome to the bizarre world of Wall Street where good news is often bad news simply because it isn't good enough.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart: Sales environment still 'difficult'updated: Thu Nov 12 2009 08:50:00

Wal-Mart Stores reported a third-quarter profit Thursday that beat analysts' estimates while its store sales fell in the period amid a "difficult" selling environment.

CNNMoney: Americans still bagging bargains and bulk buysupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 11:48:00

Despite much hope that Americans are finally thawing out of their year-long self-imposed shopping freeze, store sales last month were good in pockets -- but not great, as many analysts were hoping.

Fortune: Holiday retail: Forget rock-bottom markdownsupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 08:52:00

Recently a friend was shopping for boots at Saks, only to be told the store was out of her size. "You're the sixth person I've had to turn away," the sales clerk said. My friend is not alone. But at a time of slumping sales, shouldn't it be easier to find what you want?

Fortune: An October Christmas for retail stocksupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 11:59:00

Christmas has come early for retail stocks. The Standard & Poor's Retail Index is up 72% from its lows in March, compared with a 61% gain in the broader S&P 500 Index over the same period.

CNNMoney: Retail sales drop points to slow recoveryupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 09:28:00

Retail sales fell in September after a popular program aimed at boosting auto sales ended, but the drop was smaller than economists had expected, government data showed Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Holiday sales: Tough sledding aheadupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 14:05:00

Santa's load will be lighter once again, with crucial year-end holiday sales expected to decline for a second year in a row, according to an industry forecast Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart's holiday bargain: 100 toys for $10updated: Wed Sep 30 2009 08:20:00

Wal-Mart is looking to jump-start holiday sales by expanding last year's $10 toy incentive tenfold, the company said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence dip is bad holiday omenupdated: Tue Sep 29 2009 11:05:00

A key measure of consumer confidence fell in September, after a gain in the previous month, raising concerns about retail sales in the upcoming holiday season, a research group said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Retail sales rise for second straight monthupdated: Tue Jul 14 2009 09:48:00

Retail sales rose for the second straight month in June, the government reported Tuesday, but the gains came mostly from auto purchases, higher gas prices and a modest pick up in electronics sales.

CNNMoney: Back-to-school: Test of economy's strengthupdated: Wed Jun 10 2009 03:54:00

While some kids are still counting the days until the end of this school year, retail experts are looking ahead to the back-to-school shopping ritual as the first real test of whether the economy is recovering.

CNNMoney: Monthly store sales soggyupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 13:33:00

Most retailers continued to suffer sagging sales in May despite reports that showed more American consumers are regaining confidence in the economy.

CNNMoney: A little less gloom at the storeupdated: Thu May 07 2009 11:22:00

Even though retailers got some much-needed relief from their sales drought in April, industry watchers cautioned against concluding that American consumers are back to shopping with a vengeance.

CNNMoney: Stores suffer big drop in March salesupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 09:34:00

Retail sales suffered an unexpected big decline in March which broke two straight months of improving sales, the government reported Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart blames late Easter for slow salesupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 09:36:00

Wal-Mart Stores reported March sales Thursday that were much softer than analysts' forecasts, citing an "Easter calendar shift" that it expects to push holiday-related purchases into April.

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